Elements of the Jazz Language for the Developing Improvisor

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9781576238752
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive book on jazz analysis and improvisation. Elements used in jazz improvisation are isolated for study: they are examined in recorded solos, suggestions are made for using each element in the jazz language, and specific exercises are provided for practicing the element.

The Jazz Language A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

Author: Dan Haerle
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457494086
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text presents all of the materials commonly used by the jazz musician in a logical order dictated both by complexity and need. The book is not intended to be either an arranging or improvisation text, but a pedagogical reference providing the information musicians need to pursue any activity they wish.

The Cambridge Companion to Jazz

Author: Mervyn Cooke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826166
Format: PDF, ePub
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The vibrant world of jazz may be viewed from many perspectives, from social and cultural history to music analysis, from economics to ethnography. It is challenging and exciting territory. This volume of nineteen specially commissioned essays provides informed and accessible guidance to the challenge, offering the reader a range of expert views on the character, history and uses of jazz. The book starts by considering what kind of identity jazz has acquired and how, and goes on to discuss the crucial practices that define jazz and to examine some specific moments of historical change and some important issues for jazz study. Finally, it looks at a set of perspectives that illustrate different 'takes' on jazz - ways in which jazz has been valued and represented.

Patterns for Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769230177
Format: PDF, Docs
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Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

The Jazz Idiom

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jazzgeschichte, Jazzdidaktik, Jazzklavier, Jazzimprovisation, Jazzarrangement.

Improvising Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451602707
Format: PDF
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With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher and noted jazz saxophonist, explains the major concepts of jazz, including blues, harmony, swing, and the characteristic chord progressions. An easy-to-follow self-teaching guide, Improvising Jazz contains practical exercises and musical examples. Its step-by-step presentation shows the aspiring jazz improviser how to employ fundamental musical and theoretical tools, such as melody, rhythm, and superimposed chords, to develop an individual melodic style.

How to Practice Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Jamey Aebersold Jazz Incorporated
ISBN: 9781562240011
Format: PDF, Docs
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An essential book for every jazz musician wishing to organize their practice time and priorities. Ever feel like you have a million things to practice, but you don't know where to start? Jerry condenses his decades in jazz education into a usable, practical book that highlights some of the best ways of dividing your practice time so that you can focus on the essentials, instead of just running over the same scales and tunes with no real direction. Includes a list of most of the Jazz play-along recordings available (by track) and analysis of each. Paperback.

Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457427015
Format: PDF
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An excellent book designed to assist musicians with their performance of contemporary (post be-bop) jazz. It focuses on utilizing fourths, pentatonics, modes, bitonals and other contemporary materials when improvising. Numerous examples, suggested reading and recording examples are also included.

Jerry Coker s Complete Method for Improvisation

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769218564
Format: PDF
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This uniquely organized method devotes a thorough chapter to each of the prevailing tune-types of jazz---standard, bebop, modal, blues, contemporary, ballad and free form---listing and discussing their characteristics and illustrating approaches to understanding and performing each type of tune. Includes CD.